menuMENU    UK Free TV logo Freeview

 

 

Click to see updates
Choose from four options: ■ TV mapping ■ TV terrain plot ■ TV technical ■ Radio

Freeview reception at DH4 5LA



List is for aerial group type: wideband group A group B group C/D group E group K

ch name signal strength direction transmitter
C32multiplex SDN England (COM4)
west 277°Pontop PikeH
C34Freeview HD multiplex Arqiva-D (com8)
H
C35multiplex Arqiva-B (COM6)
H
C39multiplex BBCA England North East and Cumbria
H
C42multiplex D3+4 England Tyne Tees
H
C45Freeview HD multiplex BBCB (PSB3)
H
C55Freeview HD multiplex Arqiva-C (com7)
H

H Horizontal V Vertical HD High Definition


List is for aerial group type: wideband group A group B group C/D group E group K

Distance to transmitters:

 

Advanced options

Show good and blocked paths from DH4 5LA for aerial height of ...

10m20m (Angel of the North)25m30m40m56m (Hyde Park Flats, Sheffield)62m (Monument)90m (Royal Liver Building, Liverpool)107m (Meridian Quay Tower, Swansea)115m (Bridgewater Place, Leeds)127m (Glasgow Tower)143m (Guy's Hospital)158m (Blackpool Tower)170m (Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth)180m (The Gherkin/BT Tower) 193m (Tower 42)235m (Canary Wharf)310m (The Shard)(default view)

Comments
Wednesday, 4 September 2013
M
MikeB
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

12:36 PM

Graham Guthrie: A Samsung F6500 certainly has an HD tuner (in fact it has Freesat as well). You should be getting excellent reception from Belmont (or Waltham), so the only thing that I can think of is where in the EPG are you looking? HD channels should be 101, etc, not 50.

link to this comment
MikeB's 2,579 posts GB
M
Michael
sentiment_satisfiedGold

12:38 PM

Graham Guthrie: Looks like it has Freeview HD, which is good. Have you double checked channels 101-104 for the HD channels? Make sure you're not in Freesat mode.

What happens if you go to menu > broadcasting > channel settings > manual tuning > digital channel tuning - does it give you a list of 5 or 6 frequencies and UHF channel numbers?

link to this comment
Michael's 358 posts GB
G
Graham Guthrie
3:32 PM
Lincoln

Michael it gives 5 different options in that menu. .i have checked them channel numbers up can't see them there. I checked signal strength that is showing 98 however signal quali is only showing 36
I also have a 36 bit error level.

Could this be the problem? Would buying a booster help?

Thanks for all the help

link to this comment
Graham Guthrie's 8 posts GB
M
Michael
sentiment_satisfiedGold

4:03 PM

Graham Guthrie: My Samsung with Freeview HD has 6 multiplexes listed, so if you only have 5 then you are obviously missing one.

You will need to manually add the HD channels by selecting "new", keying in "28" and then search for the channels.

link to this comment
Michael's 358 posts GB
M
Mike
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

4:11 PM

I have a Samsung 6500 series tv connected to BT Infinity which will not show HD streaming channels ie QVC extra 4 Music extra etc Any one any ideas or is this set just not able to receive this type of programme.

link to this comment
Mike's 29 posts GB
J
jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

8:38 PM

Graham Guthrie: Your location is indicated as having a clear line-of-sight from Belmont @ 16 miles / 359 degrees and so is your aerial pointing due North towards that station? or is it facing towards Waltham @ 32 miles / 230 degrees? as although you should be able to receive Freeview from both stations Belmont is shown as being superior.

Just a little point I would like you to check though, have a close look at your models ID plate and make sure that its full number is UE40F6500 SBXXU, because if its anything other than that then its an EU model therefore unable to receive UK HD transmissions.

My only reason for requesting this check being that some EU models are being circulated around in the UK, and as would be expected usually at discounted prices.

By the way the HD channel from Belmont is C28 whereas from Waltham its C58.

link to this comment
jb38's 7,179 posts GB
M
MikeB
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

8:46 PM

Graham Guthrie: I can shed no light on the mystery of the missing mux, but I can tell you that the reason for your low signal quality is because of your extremely high signal strength.

'98 however signal quali is only showing 36' - 98% is very high, and should be closer to 75%. You certainly don't need a booster!

See - Freeview signals: too much of a good thing is bad for you | Digital switchover | ukfree.tv - 11 years of independent, free digital TV advice

JB38: I didn't know about the grey market sets - if it is one, this shows why you should buy the model meant for the country - it might seem expensive, but its the one that works best.



link to this comment
MikeB's 2,579 posts GB
J
jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

9:11 PM

MikeB: Yes quite so! one particular offender in this respect being the on-line retailer Pixmania.

As far as Graham's signal strength is concerned you beat me to it! as I was going to request that he try a test using a set top aerial or even a short length of wire (about 6 feet) instead of the normal aerial, as Samsung's cannot tolerate a slightly over the top signal, HD always cutting out first even although SD would appear to be OK.

link to this comment
jb38's 7,179 posts GB
M
MikeB
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:25 PM

jb38: I'd expect ebay sellers or some small mostly internet based shop, but Pixmania...
They are owned by DSG - which is interesting! Actually, they seem to have found a buyer for it Dixons Poised To Cut Losses On Pixmania

Hopefully, Graham's TV has just had a bit of a glitch, and everything will be ok.

link to this comment
MikeB's 2,579 posts GB
Thursday, 5 September 2013
G
Graham Guthrie
12:46 PM
Lincoln

Hii have checked the model code and its a British TV. Bought it from richer sounds. The signal strength goes to 100 when I go to other channels. It is only low with the bit error on bbc channels. Could this be causing any problem? Samsung are sending an engineer out tomorrow.

Cheers for all your help and sorry about the delayed replys I'm on nights this week!

link to this comment
Graham Guthrie's 8 posts GB
Select more comments

Your comment please
Please post a question, answer or commentIf you have Freeview reception problems before posting a question your must first do this Freeview reset procedure then see: Freeview reception has changed, Single frequency interference, and Freeview intermittent interference.

If you have no satellite signal, see Sky Digibox says 'No Signal' or 'Technical fault'

If you have other problems, please provide a full (not partial) postcode (or preferably enter it in box at the top right) and indicate where if aerial is on the roof, in the loft or elsewhere.

UK Free TV is here to help people. If you are rude or disrespectful all of your posts will be deleted and you will be banned.








Privacy policy: UK Free Privacy policy.